Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sodom and Gomorrah In La La Land

Forget for a moment how you feel about a gay or lesbian couple’s right to marry. Forget what the Bible says about homosexuality. The gay and lesbian lobby knows all about Sodom and Gomorrah, and talk of eternal fires and destruction by brimstone will not scare them.

My post today is not about morality. It is about the violation of the civil rights of the California voters. That should scare them

Proposition 8 (or the California Marriage Protection Act) was a ballot proposition passed in the November, 2008 election that added a new provision, Section 7.5 of the Declaration of Rights, to the California State Constitution, which provides that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California

On August 4, 2010, Federal judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, methodically rejecting every argument posed by sponsors of the Act in response to a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed Proposition 8 violated their civil rights.

"Proposition 8 singles out gays and lesbians and legitimates their unequal treatment," the judge wrote in his 136-page opinion.
"Our courts are supposed to protect our Constitutional rights," lead plaintiff Kris Perry said as Sandy Stier, her partner of 10 years, stood at her side. "Today, they did."
Protect Marriage, the coalition of religious and conservative groups that sponsored the ban, said it would immediately appeal the ruling.
"In America, we should uphold and respect the right of people to make policy changes through the democratic process, especially changes that do nothing more than uphold the definition of marriage that has existed since the founding of this country and beyond," said Jim Campbell, a lawyer on the defense team.
Despite the favorable ruling for same-sex couples, gay marriage will not be allowed to resume immediately.

Judge Walker said he wants to decide whether his order should be suspended while the proponents of the ban pursue their appeal. He ordered both sides to submit written arguments by Friday on the issue.

Walker, however, found it violated the Constitution's due process and equal protection clauses while failing "to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license."

"Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples," the judge wrote.

What does the United States' Constitution say about marriage?


But the Constitution does have a clause that seems to be increasingly meaningless to the Federal crime syndicate that says, “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

You may have heard of it-it’s one of those little amendments we like to call the Bill of Rights.

So what does that mean to this argument?

It means that since the Constitution is silent on marriage, the decision on marriage falls under the authority of the states or the people. The people are the voters of California, who had every right to pass Proposition 8. The Federal government had NO authority to overturn it.

To the lead plaintiffs, I’m sorry your side lost, but the other side was better organized, the voters spoke, and that was the righteous process.

This ruling is another example of a Federal government out of control and overstepping its authority in a further deterioration of our rights.

Today, gays and lesbians are celebrating, because this infringement of rights went their way. What happens when the rights that are infringed are yours? Will you be so quick to celebrate?

I've been saying it a lot lately, but to remind everyone-the tenth amendment is there to protect the PEOPLE from the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Everything you do to undermine that amendment leaves you and your children VULNERABLE.

There was a right way to overturn Prop 8. Bring it back to a vote and be better organized this time.

You also have the right to move to a state with laws that are more in line with your way of life. Harsh, I know, but if I don't want to live among idiots, I could move out of Arizona.

Letting the Federal government take away your right to vote on an issue and further usurping the states' powers may come back and bite you in the ass in the future.

And I do not mean a bite in the ass in a good way.
If we are going to throw out the Constituition, can we at least evict the illegal alien who currently resides in the White House and let this naturalized citizen be President?


  1. Seriously now, what is more valid and more important? The will of over 7 million voters or one judge? After all the judge has been trained in making decisions and is far more intelligent than the rest of us. The voters are basically a mass of morons who are uneducated and naive.

    What the hell do you think this is anyway? A democracy where the people have the right to chose? Voting is just for show so people will think this is a democracy.

    If gay marriage becomes reality then I think my wife and I will get divorced so we can find same sex partners like God intended us to have.

    Tossing It Out

  2. Lee-

    Well said. At the rate we're going, you and your wife won't even need to divorce-can multi-sex polygamy be that far away?

    Although I am 100% with you on what God's intent is, I purposely made this blog about the polictical impact on the democratic process and the continued usurping of state's rights.

    In a week where states like Missouri are ridiculed by Nancy Pelosi, one of Emporer Obama's pack of power-grabbing traitors, the issue of states ceding power to the Federal government should concern everyone.

    On the spiritual front, most people do not seem to be able to make the connection with the origin of the word "sodomy" and the Bible.

    I would have supported Prop 8, and I did support Arizona's similar ruling. And no, that does not make me a Nazi gay hater.

    In fact, I use the subject of simple economics to argue that issue. We cannot afford to open up the entitlement programs to more people, which is what would happen if this became federal law. Gay partners would be entitled to all sorts of benefits by virtue of being the partner, and all of these programs are already bankrupt.

    You have hit the nail squarely on the head!
    Your blog bits just get better'n better and I ain't got nothin' to add to what you've said.

    I will say, however - despite the fact that my religious beliefs would preclude me from participating - that it is well past time that the true patriots in this country, who love the principles it was founded upon, rose up in violent revolution!

    Jefferson supposedly said that the tree of patriotism needs to be watered with blood from time to time, and if our Founding Dads were still with us, they would have taken up arms against this totalitarian government long before it reached THIS stage of dictatorship!

    But then again, our Founding Dads had "man stones" bigger than does the governator of California; there wasn't anything "girlie-man" about our Revolutionary Fathers!

    As I said, I can't find anything in the words of Christ that would justify me taking up arms against the Federal Government, but if I could, I WOULD! Trying to live up to the ideal and principles of Jesus is the hardest thing I've ever attempted to do, and it would actually be easier on me if I could just load up and ride. I really wish I could!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  4. D-FensDogg-

    I knew that there was gonna come an Arnie comment from you!

    Watching all the demonstrations across the country made me ill, because the gay and lesbian groups obviously miss the entire point of our Democratic process, and therefore had no idea how their freedom had really just been curtailed.

    My first thought was just to start slapping all the liberals silly....but they're already there.